Public to have say on Sheffield health plans

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Sheffield health bosses want the views of the public on how the city’s NHS services can be improved.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for planning and buying local healthcare services, is working with the city’s GPs and hospitals on redesigning services.

A public meeting to discuss what changes are needed is to take place on Wednesday, July 15, between 4pm and 6pm at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria on Victoria Station Road.

Dr Charles Heatley, Sheffield GP and the CCG’s Clinical Director for Elective Care, said he hopes people from across Sheffield will take part.

“We want to hear from anybody in Sheffield who has attended a hospital clinic appointment to share their views and to also discuss ideas on how these services could look in the future,” he said.

“Our aim is to make patient care more seamless, ensuring patients get the right treatment at the right time, in the right place, as well as having more investigation and treatment services available in the community.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and have your say.”

Topics due to be discussed at the meeting include getting feedback from patients on their experiences of appointments at hospital clinics, what services people want to see available in community facilities and whether patients would be willing to access specialist advice without the need to go to hospital.

The event is designed to be an informal meeting, open to all who wish to take part.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to reserve their place by visiting www.nhssheffieldcases.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling 0114 305 4609.

For more information visit: http://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/cases.htm.